Monday, 13 February 2006

Theology on the cliff-edge

“All good theology is done on the cliff-edge—one step too far and you tumble into idolatry, one step back and the view is never so good. The reader [of this book] will have to judge whether we have occasionally stumbled over the precipice, and when we have not, whether the view has justified the risk.”

—Jeremy S. Begbie, Theology, Music and Time (Cambridge: Cambridge UP, 2000), p. 279. Thanks to Tim Hormon for putting me on to this excellent book!

3 Comments:

dsg said...

I have the good fortune to be taught by Professor Begbie. If you think the book's good, you should hear his lectures on the same subject - which he 'illustrates' from the piano!

Hmmm... must book a supervision with him...

Ben Myers said...

You're lucky! What could be better than a theology lecture accompanied by piano?

GoobyNelly said...

Yeah, I took a class with him and Alan Torrance on the theology of Karl Barth at University of St. Andrews, and he proved a worthy teacher. Him and Alan play in orchestra together!

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